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AFL Round 2 Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton, Tips & Preview, Thursday 24th March

Thursday night football between Western Bulldogs and Carlton as we begin the best bets for Round 2 of the 2022 AFL season.

Head to head, same game multis and all the markets you need to be across for a big clash between Western Bulldogs and Carlton.

The BetDeluxe team is ready to fire for Round 2 of the AFL season.

Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton


All eyes will be on Thursday night football when the Western Bulldogs take on Carlton under the roof of Marvel Stadium.

In what has been a whirlwind of a lead up to this match, it is the Bulldogs who come in as the $1.55 favourites. 

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge was embroiled in a crazy media scuttle with former Fox Footy journalist Tom Morris, while Carlton has a double COVID dilemma with Jack Martin and Adam Cerra entering health and safety protocols. 

Beveridge now has a football match to focus on and he has sprung a handful of changes for this pivotal match against a buoyant bunch of Blue Baggers. 

Bailey Smith will miss the clash with a hip niggle and it has opened the door for Jamarra Ugle-Hagan to step up into the senior squad. 

Carlton, meanwhile, has recalled star midfielder Sam Walsh after a succesful recovery from syndesmosis surgery. 

The Blues midfield has shown its ability to match it with the best in the league as it franked its pre-season form in a big win over Richmond. 

There was a lot to like about Carlton’s win last week and the addition of Walsh just cancels out the negative implications of Cerra’s omission, but it will miss the class of Martin forward of centre. 

The last four matches between these two teams have been split at two wins each with the Doggies boasting the most recent win, which came in Rond 8 last season. 

Highly doubt this deep Dogs midfield will let the Blues get away with what their midfield did last week against the Tigers. 

Even though they were disappointing against the Demons in Round 1, that form line looks stronger than beating up on a weakened Richmond team. 

Doggies to bounce back with a win. 

Suggested Bets: Western Bulldogs -8.5 at $1.91

western bulldogs vs. carlton

total points over 164.5

The last two games at Marvel Stadium between Western Bulldogs and Carlton have gone well over the 171.5 points set for this current match.

One of the main reason is Carlton’s ability to find easy goals through their tall mismatches inside forward 50. 

Harry McKay kicked four goals against the Dogs last season and the last time Charlie Curnow played a game against the Doggies he slammed home seven goals in a high-scoring contest. 

Western Bulldogs also plenty of dangerous midfielders who can go forward and hit the scoreboard. 

Backing the overs. 

Suggested Bets: Total points scored over 171.5 at $1.87

western bulldogs vs. carlton

same game multi

Bulldogs at the -8.5 line and total points scored going over 171.5 are the first two legs we have locked away for this same game multi.

Focusing in on disposals and goal scorers is where we will find the rest of our value.  

One of either Harry McKay or Charlie Curnow will get off the leash given the Dogs’ inability to handle gun tall forwards. 

Going with Curnow who looks value to kick three or more goals and Josh Dunkley made a strong start to the year last week. 

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Western Bulldogs -8.5
Leg 2: Total points overs 171.5
Leg 3: J. Dunkley 30+ disposals
Leg 4: C. Curnow three or more goals 
Combined odds = $34

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